Need a Marine, Yacht or Boat Survey?

If you are buying a boat, of any size, Motorboats, Sailing boats, Narrow Boats for use on Lakes,  Rivers, Inland waterways or the sea from a Cornish Shrimper sailing boat or 3m RIB to a Sunseeker 50m Motor Yacht or Swan 105 Sailing Yacht you should get a Survey to make sure you know about any defects, so you can make informed decisions.  We look at every boat without the rose tinted glasses on and report to you in plain English. This is called a pre-purchase boat survey. 

Whether you have found us through the internet, recommendations from friends or the broker has suggested us, the surveyors job is to work for you in the purchase of the yacht and we have now helped over 500 customers, many of whom have posted independent reviews and we are happy to put you in touch with any of them.

Is your boat out of the water for the winter and insurance due soon? Then get an insurance survey now, special winter rates and electronic testing of lower terminals using the Maidsure Rig tester

If you need an Insurance survey and valuation, contact us, we are the boat surveyors for you.

Tonnage or flag survey required? That’s us too.

MCA Commercial small craft coding? Give us a call.

Why us?

  • No job too small or too big, fair prices taking account the size of the job as well as the vessel.
  • 28 years of practical experience and continual professional development means you get the best possible info and opinions.
  • Your survey report is in plain English – it tells it like it is and with you within 48 hours of completion maximum.
  • We are pragmatic – our recommendations take into account the age, value and use of the vessel. We are not out to spoil your purchase or cause unnecessary work or expense.
  • You get one to one reliable, qualified, courteous, friendly, efficient, honest, flexible service and we are a pleasure to work with.
  • We Proud to be an Accredited member YDSA (AMYDSA),  BMSE Full Member, a MECAL Coding surveyor, Associate Member R.I.N.A, Affiliate member of the IIMS  but the main people who judge us our  customers.
  • All surveyors carry Full Marine Liability insurance

Whatever type of Yacht, Boat or Marine Survey you require for GRP or steel, yachts or River Boats, RIBs, please get in touch. We do do some wooden boats and if we can’t will recommend someone. Personal service guaranteed. Advice is free.


We are based in Emsworth and we carry out most surveys in Chichester, Birdham, River Hamble, Southampton, Gosport, Portsmouth, Southsea, Poole, Swanwick, Lymington, Shoreham, Brighton, Worthing, Dover, Eastbourne, Newhaven, Bosham, Hythe, Christchurch, Weymouth. We  are happy to travel the UK and Worldwide and have a list of approved surveyors around the country as well. We give competitive rates and do survey in Falmouth, Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea as well.

Boat surveys are carried out on many Rivers including The Medway areas of Rochester, Hundred of Hoo, Maidstone, Gillingham, Snodland, Aylesford. The River Thames, South Dock, Reading, Oxford, Caversham, Henley, Staines and the River Severn areas of Portishead and Avonmouth.

Many customers from Holland, Denmark, Germany, France and Norway commission us to survey boats in the UK and in their home countries and we can provide references.